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South Sudan’s men of dishonour

The rules of war were broken long ago in South Sudan, but the recent spate of violence against civilians has introduced a new level of barbarity. Both government and rebel troops have been accused of atrocities in 21 months of war, but in the past few months the accounts ...

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September 28th, 2015

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Cameroon avoids ban as polls are held

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) looks to have avoided a potential ban from the sport after Tombi A Roko Sidiki was overwhelmingly voted in as president. The former secretary general received 59 votes while the only other candidate Atah Robert Behazah got just ...

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September 28th, 2015

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Ahly and Zamalek lose in Confed Cup

Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia stunned Egyptian double winners Zamalek on Sunday to virtually clinch a place in the Confederation Cup final. Zamalek’s Egyptian rivals Al Ahly also lost their semi-final first leg going down 1-0 to Orlando Pirates of South Africa in Soweto. ...

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Rwandan rebels sentenced in Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ignace Murwanashyaka, pictured in 2005, has been living in Germany since 1991 A German court has sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders for masterminding attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton

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Burkina coup guards ‘refuse to disarm’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Burkina Faso’s presidential guard are thought to be the best-trained soldiers in the country A unit of guards that carried out a coup in Burkina Faso before handing back power is refusing to disarm. The chief of army staff accused ...

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VIDEO: CAR violence: The roots of the conflict

Sectarian violence in the capital of the Central African Republic has killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more over the weekend. Officials announced a curfew in Bangui after the murder of a Muslim man sparked two days of clashes. Elaine Jung looks at the roots of ...

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Nigeria Hajj deaths rise to 54

Image copyright Reuters/Saudi Red Crescent Image caption The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about 5km from Mecca that has been the site of past stampedes At least 54 Nigerians are known to have died in Thursday’s stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca, ...

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Cecil the Lion hunter bids to end trial

Image copyright AP Lawyers for the Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed famed lion Cecil have applied for his trial to be thrown out of court. Theo Bronkhorst has been charged with “failing to prevent an illegal hunt”. His lawyer told the court ...

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Musicians arrested over Somali flag

Image copyright AFP Image caption Each of the five points of the Somali flag represent a region where ethnic Somalis live Members of one of Somaliland’s best-known groups, the Horn Stars, have been arrested for allegedly waving Somalia’s flag at a concert. They ...

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Rwandan rebels jailed in Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ignace Murwanashyaka, pictured in 2005, has been living in Germany since 1991 A German court has sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders for masterminding attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton

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